On Tuesday’s NewsHour: Mubarak to Exit, U.S. Winter Storm

BY News Desk  February 1, 2011 at 5:21 PM EST

MUBARAK SIGNALS EXIT | We’ll have all the latest on the latest demonstrations in Egypt and President Hosni Mubarak’s announcement that he will not run for re-election this fall. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the latest developments, and Jeffrey Brown speaks with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about scenes on the streets in Egypt.

SEN. JOHN KERRY ON EGYPT | Ray Suarez talks to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., about the situation in Egypt and the U.S. government’s fine line between the longstanding alliance and supporting democratic reforms. In a New York Times editorial, Kerry called on President Hosni Mubarak to step aside.

THE EGYPTIAN OPPOSITION | Jeffrey Brown looks at the makeup of the opposition in Egypt with Michele Dunne, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Mona Elta-Hawy, a longtime reporter in the Middle East; and Tarek Masoud, an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University who just returned from Egypt.

WINTER WALLOP IN U.S. HEARTLAND | Snow and ice permeated the central United States from the top of Texas to the tip of Maine, leading to weather warnings and emergency mobilization of crews to deal with roads. Ray Suarez gets an update on how residents, municipalities, and transportation hubs are coping with the onslaught of subzero temperatures and bone-chilling precipitation.

DIABETES’ DEVASTATING EFFECTS | Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser tells the story of a Colorado clinic that is helping patients with diabetes deal with the consequences of the disease.

Jeffrey Brown and Ray Suarez anchor Tuesday night’s program. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top headlines and a look at features on our website.

We hope you’ll join us.